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Hytop, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hytop ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Hytop (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Hytop. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Hytop ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hytop.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hytop, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hytop.

Cemeteries Near Hytop ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hytop.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Hytop covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Culver Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCullough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swaim Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Henshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bouldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Grays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sisk Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Bostick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Champion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rice Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Church Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Round Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fanning Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crowell Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Hytop in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hytop.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Hytop, with the one closest to Hytop listed first.

Sunset - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sunset was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hytop
 - Sunset had a post office and no railroad service
Greerton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greerton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hytop
 - Greerton had a post office and no railroad service
Narrows - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narrows was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Hytop
 - Narrows had a post office and no railroad service
Estillfork   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Hytop
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Estillfork had a post office and no railroad service
Mud Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hytop
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Larkin's Fork - Historic   [Map]
 - While Larkin's Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hytop
 - Larkin's Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Kirby Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kirby Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Hytop
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Kirby Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Hytop
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Hytop. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hytop in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Hytop is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

Below are the counties that are near Hytop. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hytop:

Jackson     (The home county for Hytop)
      Greerton - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ider   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Normal   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bedford (TN)
      Cascade Hollow (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Normandy (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Manchester (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winton Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coalmont (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gruetli (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Hytop, see our County-by-County Page for Hytop.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Hytop:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jackson County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hytop. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Hytop. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hytop) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hytop. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hytop

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hytop. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9064, Longitude: -86.0853     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hytop have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Hytop, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hytop.